A Trip to Bearizona in Williams, Arizona

My husband recently traveled to Flagstaff, Arizona for business, so we decided to tag along.  (Who wouldn’t want to escape Tucson’s 100+ degree weather to enjoy Flagstaff’s 80 degree weather!?) One of the days there, we took a short drive to Williams, Arizona to visit Bearizona, a drive through bear park that was so much […]

Chasing 141–I Think I Finally Have the Hang of WW (Weight Watchers)

I joined Weight Watchers online back in February.  Since then, my weight has fluctuated by 3 pounds.  That’s it.  Lose up to three pounds, and then gain some back. But I don’t consider those five months of yo-yo dieting 3 pounds to be wasted time.  During that time, some important things were happening: I finally […]

Thank God for Near Misses

The month of June was eventful for us, which you likely already know if you follow me on Instagram.  I’m praising God that we had several near misses. The Fire In early June, I awoke to a pounding on our front door at 4 a.m.  I awoke my husband who went to the front door […]

Meals and Snacks I Made Ahead, July 14, 2019 + Menu Plan for the Week

Bookworm is finally done with his volunteer opportunities, which means the kids can eat the nut snacks I’ve been making and that are still filling the freezer, so there was no need to make snacks this week.  Instead, I made some muffins, and I bought a lot of grass fed ground beef (on sale at […]

What I Ate in a Day on WW Freestyle – July 8, 2019

In order to succeed on WW Freestyle, I have to incorporate this program into my life.   I thought one fun way to do that would be to sometimes share with you what I eat in a day.  This is what I ate my first day back on the program, July 8, 2019. Breakfast Thanks to […]

Meals and Snacks I Made Ahead, July 7, 2019

This week I tried to expand my make ahead repertoire.  We’ve been having eggs, breakfast sausage and fruit for breakfast, and we’re all a little tired of it, so I also decided to make some breakfast meals ahead. Breakfast Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Oatmeal Raisin Muffins (I’m leaving the sugar out of these) Ham and Egg […]

Chasing 141–An Update on My Weight Loss

How am I doing on my weight loss? The sad answer, my friends, is that since February, my weight has stabilized (yay! for that), but I haven’t lost anything.  Of course, I’m delighted that I am no longer packing on 4 to 6 pounds every month as I did from June 2017 to February 2019, […]

I Gave Up Sugar. . .Again

I’ve given up sugar. . .again, . . .and forever.  And I’m really happy about it! A Long, Dark History with Sugar Here’s the thing–I’ve been a sugar addict since my teenage years. Right after my dad died, my good friend and I started eating sweets in secret.  We would drive to a bakery after […]

Meals and Snacks I Made Ahead This Weekend, June 2, 2019

I used to feed the kids store bought bars for our snack when we’re on the go, but that got expensive, so now I’m trying to make my own portable snacks.  I try to add protein to everything.  Bookworm has been a big eater for years, but now PB & J Girl has an increased […]

Optimism – Blogging Through the Alphabet

Last year, our family hit our lowest point.  Meltdowns multiple times a day were a common occurrence from both of our kids with high functioning autism (Asperger’s).  I’ll be honest, when I woke up in the morning, I dreaded what most days would bring. But then, one kid started ABA therapy in July, and the […]